Topical Guides to Grove Music

Each of these guides contains lists of editorially selected Grove Music Online articles associated with a particular time period or genre. They are an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the key composers, performers, styles, and geographical centers of music in each of these areas of Western Art Music history.


Essential 20th-Century Reading List

The essential 20th-century reading list highlights a number of primary sources from the era, including visionary composer tracts, collections of interviews, writings on theory and history, and influential periodicals about music. Hyperlinks take the reader to related content in Grove Music Online.  

Women Composers

This guide groups Grove Music Online’s articles on women composers into time spans of 50 to 100 years, allowing readers to trace the development of women’s roles in composition over the last millennium.